Mario Testino

Peruvian, b. 1954

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Mario Testino

Peruvian, b. 1954

3,468
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Biography

Mario Testino is a fashion photographer who has come to define fashion as much as he documents it. Sometimes described as “luxury realism,” Testino’s style is intended to capture his subjects in moments of engagement or expression, as opposed to the vacant, glassy-eyed aesthetic of many of his contemporaries. “I photograph what I see—and what I want to see,” he says. Testino’s images are filled with life and personality—perhaps his most famous shoot was of radiant, vivacious Princess Diana, just months before her death in 1997.

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Solo show at a major institution
Hamburger Bahnhof, and 3 more
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Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 3 more
Biography

Mario Testino is a fashion photographer who has come to define fashion as much as he documents it. Sometimes described as “luxury realism,” Testino’s style is intended to capture his subjects in moments of engagement or expression, as opposed to the vacant, glassy-eyed aesthetic of many of his contemporaries. “I photograph what I see—and what I want to see,” he says. Testino’s images are filled with life and personality—perhaps his most famous shoot was of radiant, vivacious Princess Diana, just months before her death in 1997.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hamburger Bahnhof, and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 3 more
Articles Featuring Mario Testino
11 Iconic Fashion Photographs from the Past 3 Decades
Sep 11th, 2015
11 Iconic Fashion Photographs from the Past 3 Decades
Artsy Quote: It’s His Business
Feb 14th, 2013
Artsy Quote: It’s His Business
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